Happy New Year! There’s so much to look forward to in 2017 and I hope that I can continue to bring, for myself and for you, joy and excitement in sharing new cooking experiences.
In 2017 I would like to focus more on semi-homemade dishes. I realize more and more, we are all so very busy with so many things to do. We’ve all heard of time management but how many of us put it into practice? Have you heard the expression, “Work smarter not harder”? Pardon the pun from a cooking columnist, but that is food for thought!
There are many of us who could use some shortcuts and smart suggestions to help us out in our quest for flavorful, healthy meals and less time in the kitchen.
I and my friends are aging. I don’t feel good saying we are getting old so I say we are aging. Many of us still enjoy entertaining friends and family, but I must admit it is becoming difficult.
I have seen that the younger generation is too busy to spend too much time in the kitchen. Nor should they! I am speaking with a voice of experience. I am the mother of two boys. Now I have eight kids – my sons and their wonderful wives, and four absolutely adorable grandchildren. They bring me such pleasure and joy. I am blessed with such a loving family and fortunate to have many good friends.
Back to the original topic of the younger generation – life has become more demanding for younger families and their expectations for themselves has increased. For example, I’ve noticed now that parents of elementary school kids are already planning for their college admissions and wondering how they should prepare their children for so much competition. Parents are active and running with their kids. However, they still want their family to eat healthy.
With that said, I have decided to blog and post video recipes that cater to families with young kids. Many people ask me how they can effectively put a meal on the table in a short time. How and what dishes can we freeze or what can we refrigerate for a longer time? How can we manage our time in the most effective manner? I will be blogging about this and more! These are my thoughts for 2017 and I am always open to more suggestions.
Here’s to a great start of 2017!